Facebook says its group video chat supports up to six participants -- but you can include up to 50 more participants who can listen in, speak up via voice chat and send a variety of stickers, emoji, GIFs and other foolishness into the conversation. To kick things off, just start a group text chat as you would normally; you'll now see a button in the top corner that lets you ring the participants for a video chat.
Given how Messenger is quickly becoming one of the most dominant communication platforms out there, it makes perfect sense for Facebook to add this feature in -- it's a little surprising it took this long, to be honest. But keeping all these features in one app rather than splitting them up seems to be a smart move. Google split feature apart with its new Allo and Duo text and video chat apps, and both haven't exactly found a ton of traction yet. If you want to try out Facebook's vision for group video chat, the app update is rolling out for iOS and Android today.